What can I add to store bought cake mix to make it better?

More Fat, More Flavor

Replace the oil with an equal amount of melted butter (and a pinch of salt if using unsalted butter), to boost richness. For an extra decadent cake, add two tablespoons of mayonnaise. Think that’s crazy? Remember, mayonnaise is just eggs and oil – two things already in your cake!

How do you make a boxed cake taste like homemade?

Instructions
  1. The only directions to note are that whatever the back of the box directs you to use, you have to:
  2. Add an additional egg.
  3. Replace the water with milk, same amounts.
  4. Replace the oil with melted butter. DOUBLE the amount.
  5. Cook with the same directions that are printed on the box.

Should you beat eggs before adding to cake mix?

Beating the eggs before adding them to the batter is very important. Many batters, like pancakes and muffins, can be over mixed. And if they are over mixed the end result will not be as good. If you add in the eggs whole, it will require you to mix the batter more to incorporate the eggs in and break them up.

What does adding egg to cake do?

Eggs add structure, leavening, color, and flavor to our cakes and cookies. It’s the balance between eggs and flour that help provide the height and texture of many of the baked goods here on Joy the Baker. When whipped egg whites are folded into a batter, they help the cake to rise.

What does adding an egg to cake mix do?

Because emulsifiers hold water and fat together, adding extra egg yolks to the batter enables the batter to hold extra liquid and, consequently, extra sugar. This helps create a moister and sweeter cake that will still bake up with a good structure rather than falling into a gooey mass.

Can you overbeat eggs in a cake?

Overbeaten egg whites look lumpy and dull and form big white clumps if you try to fold them into another mixture. Beating whole eggs or egg yolks for chiffon and sponge cakes is even easier than beating egg whites. Since the egg yolks contain fat, they are almost impossible to overwhip.

What happens if you overbeat a cake?

Over-mixing, therefore, can lead to cookies, cakes, muffins, pancakes, and breads that are tough, gummy, or unpleasantly chewy.

What is the best way to beat a cake?

Beating:
  1. Beating refers to the process of adding eggs to the creamed sugar and fat. The best way to do this is to beat all your eggs in a jug first, then pour them into the bowl a little at a time, so the mixture doesn’t curdle.
  2. Again, an electric whisk works best here.

How do you beat a whole egg in a cake?

SARAH SAYS: This is a VERY important step.
  1. Fit the stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Do NOT use a whisk attachment.
  2. Place the large eggs and yolks in a mixing bowl of a stand mixer.
  3. Add the sugar.
  4. Beat the egg mixture on high speed for a total of 5 minutes or until it becomes thick, fluffy, and triples in volume: